Divorce Questions & Answers

Q: What if drug addiction is apart of marriage and want to get out??

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a family law attorney and file for divorce. Drug addiction won't hasten the divorce but it will avoid spousal support.
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Q: My husband is filing an online divorce on Monday under irreconcilable differences. He has been having an affair

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
"Irreconcilable differences" means you both agree and in order to get a divorce based on these grounds, he will have to obtain your signature on a written agreement. If you don't agree to what he proposed, then don't sign! Consult an experienced divorce lawyer to learn your rights before you agree to anything. Talk to more then one, many now offer a free initial consultation.
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Q: Can I stop paying CS @ 18? Agreement says "until the youngest child turns 18". Do I pay for BOTH kids until youngest 18

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Mr Eric Klein's answer
You would pay child support until your child turns 18 years old AND graduates high school or 19 years old with a reasonable expectation of graduating high school. This is known as emancipation. Once the oldest emancipates, you should pay less. As part of your divorce, there should have been a step-down provision. Check with your lawyer. Good luck!
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Q: I am contemplating a divorce in IL and was wondering about a few questions. I've been married for 2 yrs and need to

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Your question is difficult to answer responsibly without the benefit of a personal consultation where all of your facts can be determined. However, and generally, you have a valid claim for 50% of the house, for 50% of all accounts that were funded with marital earnings (no matter in whose name title is held), and a claim for four or so months of alimony (maintenance). The business, as such, will be awarded to him, but you may have some claim for reimbursement of any marital funds he sunk into...
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Q: Have been separated for 10 years from estranged husband. Can not find him. What do i need to do to get a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 21, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
If you can not locate him you can still get divorced it will just cost more and take longer. So it is to your advantage to find him. Unless he is living off the grid most people can be found in 15 minutes or less by a competent PI. If you can't find him he will need to be served by legal publication - you will need an attorney fir this. Feel free to call us at (910) 333-9679 for more info.
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Q: I was married in sc. Have lived in nc for 2 years. Do I need to return to sc for divorce or can I file in nc.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 21, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You can file in NC as long as you have also been physically separated for at least a year. If the divorce is uncontested, it can also be relatively inexpensive. Our firm does uncontested divorces for a total flat rate fee of $395. Just visit www.easyncdivorce.com to see if our service is a good fit for you.
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Q: I paid a lawyer $2000 up front to handle my divorce. I owe $800 more. She has done no work and I didn't sign a contract.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 21, 2018
Robbie Levin's answer
Tell the attorney you no longer want their representation, and to return any unearned funds.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com
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Q: how to stop my husband from transferring or selling his part of a land contract he co own with friend

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 21, 2018
David Soble's answer
Until several years ago, you could withhold waiving your 'dower rights" and he would have had a difficult time making a transfer without you. However, the law has changed and unless you have a court order either in a divorce action or under another theory of ownership, it is very unlikely that you will be able do anything. You should have a real estate attorney review the land contract as there are other facts that may change this answer.
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Q: Can my wife seek ownership of my business in a divorce? I started it before we were married.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your wife would be entitled to 1/2 of the value of the growth of the business during the marriage. However, the entire financial picture has to be examined, it cannot be discussed in a "vacuum". To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a factor in your choice of an attorney. Pick the best lawyer you can find and...
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Q: I got married 3 weeks ago. Can I file for divorce now? Since we do not have any debt/assets together.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Sure, you can but I suggest that you first give it a chance. Try some marriage and individual counseling.
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Q: Would my spouse be entitled to a portion of my bank account that was opened after being separated

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Generally assets acquired after separation are non-marital property unless marital assets were used to acquire the post-separation asset. Since you indicate that the account was funded entirely by your wages, it would not be marital property.
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Q: HERE IS A COPY OF THE LETTER. I feel if I answer they are removing themselves from any guilt if any.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer
This is a basic question and answer Legal site. Your situation appears to be more involved than the parameters of this site.
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Q: How will I be able to secure alimony and child support if he owns his own company and is claiming bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Mr Eric Klein's answer
Not only will you need to hire a highly skilled attorney you will also have to hire a highly skilled forensic accountant. I wish you well, good luck
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Q: 2 weeks ago I found mortgage documents, deed, then a quit claim deed transferring property by my husband after I filed

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Only your attorney knows all of the facts, and only he or she is in a position to give you a responsible answer. However, and just off-hand, I might say that this may not be a dissipation situation. It sounds as though it may be more like the relative is holding your spouse's interest in a constructive trust for your husband. In this event, your husband's full interest could likely be marital property. If so, it is possible that there is no dissipation because the value of the investment has...
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Q: My husband and I got into a car wreck and now we are getting a divorce. The settlement is on him am I owed anything ?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Lydia Seifner's answer
The settlement will be for the marriage, therefore half the settlement will belong to you.
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Q: Question: Alimony arrears , can Police retirement pension be used to collect? Only N.J. asset as he fled state.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Santo Artusa Jr.'s answer
What about his bank account? Does he have other assets? His bank account can essentially be "attacked" and the money turned over to you. Have they issued a warrant for his arrest? How much is owed?
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Q: I have a court date to finalize my divorce and I have a motion filed denying a few points but that date is after the

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Santo Artusa Jr.'s answer
It really depends on many factors. First, have you entered into an agreement? Second, have you defaulted? What is the current status of the case? Did you complete discovery? Where is the case being heard. You can feel free to contact me for an initial consult if you want to talk specifics.
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Q: Which is filed first. 1. Change of venue or 2. Response or answers to your divorce papers that were served to you

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
File the change of venue and request an extension of time to answer until the venue issue is resolved.
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Q: Does my husband have the right to keep my clothes from me if we are still married?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
You are entitled to your clothing. You can call the police and ask for a stand by for them to assist you to pick up your clothing.

do NOT sign anything giving him full custody, even if you don't get the clothing back yet.

The most important thing about your divorce is probably going to be your children.

Do not be bullied.

If you have more questions, please contact an experienced family law attorney.
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Q: My bf is trying to pay his ex wife childsupport. she is refusing the payment, which is written in decree. Help!

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
fed ex her the payment. Consult an attorney if she is denying him court ordered parenting time.
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